A Highly Oriented Cubic Phase Formed by Lipids under Shear

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Abstract

We demonstrate the formation of a macroscopically oriented inverse bicontinuous cubic (QII) lipid phase from a sponge (L3) phase by controlled hydration during shear flow. The L3 phase was the monoolein/butanediol/water system; the addition of water reduces
the butanediol concentration, inducing the formation of a
diamond (QIID) cubic phase, which is oriented by the shear flow. The phenomenon was reproduced in both capillary and Couette geometries, indicating that this represents a robust general route for the production of highly aligned bulkQII samples, with applications in nanomaterial templating and protein research.

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  • Naturvetenskap
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Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)13860-13863
TidskriftJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volym133
UtgivningsnummerOnline August 8, 2011
StatusPublished - 2011
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa